Grab some napkins and try the 2023 Minnesota State Fair new foods

Many people visit the Minnesota State Fair with a new foods list in hand. Or they seek out old favorites. […]

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Many people visit the Minnesota State Fair with a new foods list in hand. Or they seek out old favorites. Not every dining spot is accessible to people with disabilities, Access Press and fair staff work together every year to present an accessible dining guide in print and online. 

Trying new foods and seek out familiar favorites is part of the fun at the Minnesota State Fair. Every year Access Press works with fair staff to provide an accessible dining guide for fairgoers. 

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Our guide defines access as physical access. The following food and beverage concessions offer:  

  • Seating areas accessible by curb cuts  
  • Hard and sturdy floor surfaces  
  • Tables a guest can pull up to in a wheelchair or scooter. In some cases a chair can be moved to make room for a wheelchair or scooter  

The list doesn’t include open-air stands where food and drink are purchased, and then taken away. 

An asterisk marks vendors below who have an official new food for 2023. 

  • Andy’s Grille: South side of Carnes Avenue between Chambers and Nelson streets 
  • Ball Park Cafe: East side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues 
  • *The Blue Barn: At West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center (limited general seating picnic tables) 
  • *Blue Moon Dine-In Theater: Northeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street 
  • Butcher Boys London Broil: North side of Dan Patch Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets 
  • *Cafe Caribe: South side of Carnes Avenue between Chambers and Nelson streets 
  • Charcoal Hut: East side of Judson Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets, next to the International Bazaar 
  • Chicago Dogs: In The Garden on the southeast corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street 
  • *Coasters: Southeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street 
  • Danielson’s & Daughters Onion Rings: Between Underwood and Cooper streets, outside the south side of the Food Building (shares seating with the vendors located in this plaza area between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building) 
  • Dino’s Gyros: North side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets 
  • El Sol Mexican Foods: East side of Underwood Street, outside the southwest corner of the Food Building (shares seating with the vendors located in this plaza area between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building) 
  • Food Building – inside: Route 66 Roadhouse Chicken; Mario’s; Sonny’s Fair Food; Granny’s Caramel Apple Sundaes; Peters Hot Dogs; Fish & Chips Seafood Shoppe; *Sara’s Tipsy Pies; Minnekabob and Mouth Trap Cheese Curds. (These vendors are near shared indoor tables by the northwest entrance to the Food Building on the east side of Underwood Street) 
  • French Creperie: North side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets 
  • *French Meadow Bakery & Cafe: North side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood streets 
  • Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Fruit Smoothies, Orange & Strawberry Treet: Between Underwood and Cooper streets, outside the south side of the Food Building (shares seating with the vendors located in this plaza area between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building) 
  • Frontier Bar: South side of Carnes between Liggett and Chambers streets 
  • Gass Station Grill: West side of Cooper Street, outside the southeast corner of the Food Building (shares seating with the vendors located in this plaza area between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building) 
  • *Giggles’ Campfire Grill: Southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street at The North Woods 
  • *Hamline Church Dining Hall: North side of Dan Patch Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets. The church has had a dining hall for more than 120 years and is the oldest food establishment at the fair. When arriving with a diner using a wheelchair or scooter, ask to have a seat saved. 
  • The Hangar: Northeast corner of Murphy Avenue and Underwood Street 
  • Isabel Burke’s Olde Tyme Taffy: Between Cooper and Underwood streets, outside the southeast corner of the Food Building (shares seating with the vendors located in this plaza area between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building) 
  • Italian Junction: South side of Dan Patch Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets 
  • JJ Vescio’s: East side of Chambers Street and south of the Grandstand 
  • Key Lime Pie Bar: West side of Cooper Street, between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building (shares seating with the vendors located in this plaza area between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building) 
  • Lancer locations in the Coliseum (Aldo’s, *Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Snack House, Swine & Spuds): Nearby seating inside the Coliseum seating area. The Coliseum is located on the south side of Judson Avenue between Liggett and Clough streets. 
  • *LuLu’s Public House: At West End Market, south of the Schilling Amphitheater (most accessible seating is on the second level, via elevator) 
  • Mancini’s al Fresco: North side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets 
  • Mexican Hat: East of Chambers Street, south of the Grandstand 
  • Midway Men’s Club: East side of Underwood Street between Wright and Dan Patch avenues 
  • Mighty Midway food concessions: Near shared seating area – Leimon’s Pizzeria; Sugar Shack; The Donut Family; Westmoreland Concessions 
  • *Minnesota Farmers Union Coffee Shop: North side of Dan Patch Avenue between Cooper and Cosgrove streets 
  • Minnesota Wine Country: West side of Underwood Street between Carnes and Judson avenues 
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair: Southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street 
  • The Peg: Outside on the southeast side of the Agriculture Horticulture Building 
  • Patio Grill: East side of Nelson Street between Carnes and Judson avenues, next to KARE TV 
  • *Pickle Barrel Sirloin Tips: Northeast corner of Judson Avenue and Nelson Street 
  • RC’s BBQ: North side of West Dan Patch Avenue between Liggett and Chambers streets 
  • Ragin Cajun: In The Garden on the southeast corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street 
  • Salem Lutheran Church: North side of Randall Avenue south of the Progress Center 
  • *Shanghai Henri’s: At the International Bazaar, north wall 
  • Tejas Express: In The Garden on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street 

Learn about new foods at: https://www.mnstatefair.org/new-this-year/food/

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